12.10 Featured Panel
After the Special Olympics: Inclusive Sport & Health – No Person Left Behind
An amazing Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 proved that sport is a powerful tool for inclusion and change. Its Unified Sports program brought together athletes, VIPs, celebrities and sponsors to play sport. The Healthy Athletes program trained healthcare professionals to treat people with intellectual disabilities. And the Volunteers program gave all of us the chance to contribute.
This panel explores how Abu Dhabi can use the positive experience of the Games to make sport for all, by including previously neglected segments of society. Now the real work starts!
Dr. Omniyat Al Hajri, Director Public Health, Department of Health
Tala Al Ramahi, Chief Strategy Officer, Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, and Board Member, Special Olympics UAE
Heidi Alaskary, Acting Deputy Planning and Development, General Sports Authority, and Acting CEO, Special Olympics Saudi Arabia